Random Thoughts for the Weekend

deathly hallows

1. Church history yawns at our worries over the machinations of politicians who are but a vapor in this stretch of redemptive history, reaching into the known future of the One, who spoke into all into being and sovereignly rules over even the least of our breathings.

2.  One of the great things about reading back over my Facebook memories is seeing how God has worked in my life and the lives of others over the years. It is oftentimes hard to see how unkind I could be on Social media. Judgmental and snarky, I could be devastating in my assessments of others and so very kind to myself. Recognizing that is a grace too.

3. It is so hard to believe that our union with Christ involves not only being to dead to sin but being dead to all those outworking of sin that creep into the crevices of our heart. Dead to fears of failure. Dead to anxiety over finances. Dead to vocational shame. Those no longer have dominion over us though they wage a guerrilla warfare against us.

4. A lot of time artists and singers are described as “fearless” and I just wonder what one afraid of their own self would sound like or look like?

5. Again, as I slowly finish the Deathly Hallows, I am amazed at the literary quality. This is my 7th or 8th reading and I am always seeing new sentences that simply transcend the writing of the vast majority of writers.

6. There are an infinite number of ways to fall off the head of a pin.

7. Politics will not destroy western civilization. But what entertains us may.

8. I don’t listen to a lot of Christian music anymore for a number of reasons. But this morning I listened to Robbie Seay Band’s Better Days for the first time in years and I was encouraged. And I needed a hell of a lot of encouragement. Wait, that didn’t quite sound right.

9. Every news outlet makes money off your fear and the King says, “Do not be afraid.”

10. There are few lines that move me like “Come ye sinners, poor and needy…” I can rarely sing that one audibly.

4 thoughts on “Random Thoughts for the Weekend

  1. Roy May 6, 2017 / 8:25 am

    Matt
    I am deeply encouraged by your musings.
    Thanks

  2. angie5804 May 6, 2017 / 9:04 am

    #4 Dead to vocational shame. Never thought of putting it that way – but something I need to think over.

  3. 2charp May 6, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Love all of the above; reminds me why I likerepeat the Jesus Prayer: reminds me of my continuous, continuous, continuous need for mercy and grace….otherwise, I cannot extend it to others.

  4. Suzanne Evans May 6, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    So much startling truth here. You have to sit still and think deep to come up with these profound offerings. Thank you for not wasting your ordinary life.

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